Sentencing scheduled for accused Liberian war criminal in US

(ABC Action News) – Sentencing for Liberian War criminal. Tamala Edwards reports during Action News Mornings

Sentencing is scheduled Thursday for a Delaware County man accused of committing war crimes in Liberia.

Liberian witnesses testified Mohammed Jabbateh, also known as “Jungle Jabba,” was a vicious rebel commander, responsible for murder, rape and torture.

Prosecutors argued Jabbateh lied about his past and those crimes. They said he would have been denied entry if the truth had been known.

He faces 30 years in federal prison on perjury charges.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.